- Story courtesy Western Australian Institute of Sport.
Wally Foreman Foundation scholarship holder David Watts has been officially named on the Australian Rowing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Watts will make his Olympic debut in Brazil as a member of Australia’s 20-strong rowing squad, comprising eight boats.
The 24-year-old will combine with Adelaide-born rower Chris Morgan in the men’s double scull.
Watts in 2015 won a silver medal as a member of the Australian men’s quad scull at the World Championships in France. He was born in England, but moved to Perth as a toddler and holds a passion for photography outside of his rowing pursuits.
On path to Olympic selection, Watts earned medals at both World U23 and Youth Olympic level, whilst as a 13-year-old secondary school student he was part of a successful team of six that swam the English Channel.